A site column is a reusable column definition, or template, that you can assign to multiple lists across multiple SharePoint sites.

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Custom List schema.xml with custom content type - attribute code duplication

I made a custom content type with several custom site columns, all defined in a Elements.xml <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <!-- Customer --> <Field ...
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Enable Rich Text in a Site Workflow Initiation Form for a Multiple Line Column w/o InfoPath?

I've created a site workflow that users manually start and that collects data through an initiation form, which then passes the data to a Word document in a library. The initiation form uses site ...
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Can you merge Managed Metadata Columns in a list?

I have a two managed metadata site columns (I'm taking the Folksonomy approach). The first site column is called Presenters and contains names of individuals. The second site column is called Job ...
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Declaratively created Content type does not contain site columns

In Visual Studio I have created a Content Type and site columns declaratively. I have added FieldRef to the content type for each site column. When I deploy the solution, the content type contains the ...
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Linq to SharePoint queries broken after converting columns to content types

We're working on a project that uses Linq to SharePoint. The list had several columns. After using SPMetal to make the class, it was imported into Visual Studio to access the data context. The Linq ...
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Adding new site columns to my List, will result in having their Source field as blank inside the content type

I have added an Issue tracking list to my SharePoint team site 2013. Then I wanted to add 5 extra columns to my list . So I did the following:- I went to site settings. Then I added 5 new site ...
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Site columns - What to do when a site columns can apply to different roles

Let's say that we have two site columns, named Department. This column will be used in one content type as an recipient and in another content type as sender. What is more the best practise? To have ...
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Hide and Re-order columns inside a new Content type will not have any effect on the Create & Edit forms for the List

I did the follow:- I added a new Content type, and I specify to have “Issue” content type as its parent. Then I added 5 site columns, and I added them to the new Content Type.so the new content type ...
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Reading the attribute of a custom SharePoint column

In my SP project, I created a custom Site Column (just plain text type), with one Custom Setting option (FieldEditorUserControl, also a text). What I want to achieve is, when I have a custom list ...
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Site Column Default value not displaying

In my Sharepoint site I have lots of lists all containing a site Column "Action to be taken". This is a choice for the user and I have selected the default value "1. Not Checked Yet", however this ...
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How do you delete an existing site column from a Document Library?

I can add existing site columns to a document library, but I can't delete them. For example I added a Description site column, but I can't remove it.
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Issue Content Type added to list creates duplicated columns

I have created a site contnet type based on Issue Content Type and it contains several extra columns. Now I want to create lists based on this content type. I created an Issue tracking list and added ...
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Creating new site columns or renaming existing ones,, which approach I should follow

I have a team site and I have created a new Issue Tracking lists inside it. Then I went to the Issue content type I found these columns defined by default:- Currently I need some of these and I need ...
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How to bring dynamic form/item fields into notification emails?

I've created a simple item list for maintenance requests at work. New items can only be of an item content type I created for it. All the fields in the form are custom site columns. It's all very ...
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How do I get the internal name of a custom site column?

I need to find the internal name of a site column I created. I'm trying to complete the third step in this StackExchange answer.
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Could not send emails to users defined inside a custom site column, using List workflow

I have created a simple workflow using SharePoint designer, with the following settings:- Start workflow when an item is created or changes:- To send email to the “Assigned to Approvals”. ...
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Required field in custom content type not required in custom list instance

I have an issue with a custom SharePoint 2013 solution. Among other components, it consists of: a feature with several custom fields with different types, some of which are taxonomy fields, a ...
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Populate SiteColumn type choice field with List Items

I am building a SP app in VS2012 and need a content type field to show a dropdown choice list with items from a list within the app itself. To keep thing simple: List1 has a FieldX column with ...
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How to allow for autocomplete Person/Group for a new custom site column of type Person or group

I have added a new site column named “Assinged To” of type “Person or Group”, then I added it to the page layout. The final result was that I can search for our active directory user/groups.but if I ...
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The object has been updated by another user since it was last fetched

I am trying to update a site column on my content. When I save the changes, I get the error "The object has been updated by another user since it was last fetched." When I searched the issue, I found ...
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Alter content types and site columns at the root site level after uploads

Does anyone know how to add or delete content types, and site columns at the root-site level, after they have been used in libraries? If I have a content type that is used in several libraries (with ...
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How to add a Site column of type “Managed Metadata”to a SharePoint 2010 List with c#

I would like to know if is that possible to add a Site column of type "Managed Metadata" to a SharePoint 2010 List with c# Thanks a lot for your help Regards, Arioule
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Unable to add “Approval status” site column to my page layout

I am working on a publishing site collection using the enterprise wiki template. now i want to modify my enterpriseWiki.aspx page layout using SharePoint designer, to add the site column named ...
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Can we add Site Column to All Content Types?

Like OOB, Can we add Site Column to All Content Types using server object model? Thanks
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Is there a way to auto create columns from Managed Meta Data?

I am very new SharePoint 2013. I am currently creating different term groups that I will be using in my library? After I complete my term group, I have to create a site column for it. Is there a way ...
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New Site Column is not being displayed insdie Sharepoint Designer Toolbox

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection. and i added a new site column of type managed metadata. then i opned the sharePoint designer , but i can not find the new site column inside the ...
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Problem syncing project task list back in when using custom fields

I have a project task list on Sharepoint 2010, which I want to sync to a Project file so data can be added back and forth. To add some custom fields, I have created a content type which inherits from ...
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Adding central site column to a list with JavaScript in SP 2013

I'm managing a site where several users (owners) can set up new websites. But there are some areas that they always have to change that I cannot apply to the template. So I programmed a small code ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 WorkFlow is not able to read all the column values

So quick run through of what is going on so far and the environment set in place. Number of Environments: 2 Environment Details: Dev: One front end server, One App Server, One SQL Server, ...
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Save Site as Template (with include content) does not accept LookUpSite Columns

After long search on the web i could not figure out why i have been facing wired behaviour today with my SharePoint Site. I explain, I have a Site Collection (Blank Site Template) which contains ...
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Can't get Custom Column of type Publishing Image to display in JSLink

I have a column of type "Publishing Image" named "Picture Upload" defined at the site collection level, and then included in my Custom List. When I try and access the column from my JSLink function, ...
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Remove Standard Styles from Ribbon (HTML Site Column)

According to this link we can add some custom styles to the ribbon for HTML Fields. Is it possible to remove the standard ones? (I especially want to remove Heading 1-4 and Heading 1-4 alternate)
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How to hide “Title” standard column in custom list using visual studio

I'm working on custom lists of sharepoint 2013. I created many lists in each one I want to hide the standard column "Title" from visual studio . I know how to deal with this in SharePoint Site ( by ...
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Remove a site column from Document Library

I was trying something w.r.t search result templates and I included following Site columns in my document library: 'Target Folder' , 'Target Library' , 'Target Path' Now I am not able to delete / ...
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Restrict HTML Site Column

Is it possible to restrict a Site Column in following ways: Limit HTML to just use following tags: <p>, <a>, <ul>, <ol>, <b>, <i> (or <strong> and ...
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Documentation of Site Columns in SharePoint 2013 missing Types and other Fields

As in my previous Questions I am still working on Site Columns and Content Types in SharePoint 2013. I thought, that the official documentation on MSDN is complete but I miss several points. First ...
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How does the Elements.xml look for a Publishing Image Site Collumn in SharePoint 2013

I want to use a Site Collumn of the type: "Image with formatting and constraints for publishing" and I don't know how the xml in Visual Studio should look like. According to this: ...
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Custom site column is in the list view, but is missing in newform.aspx

I've created a list programmatically with two site columns (title, name (peoplepicker)) The list show both site columns but when I try to create a new item only the title will show, "name" (people ...
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Add “Additional Column Settings” to Site Collumn with Visual Studio for SharePoint 2013

Can I restrict a Site-Collumn with the common "Additional Column Settings" which we see in the Browser when I create the Collumn in a Feature in Microsoft Visual Studio? (I would like to create a ...
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Get the data from check box in edit page when in published page

<div data-name="EditModePanelShowInEdit"> <!--CS: Start Edit Mode Panel Snippet--> <!--SPM:<%@Register Tagprefix="Publishing" ...
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Cannot go to the site columns page, got this error: Field type CrossSiteLookup is not installed properly

I am using sp2010. When I go to the site columns page of the site below (http://myCompany.com/sites/archive/_layouts/mngfield.aspx) I got this error: Field type CrossSiteLookup is not installed ...
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Add filepath or folder name column to Sharepoint 2013 view

Morning- I have a library with about 600 folders in it. Incoming documents are placed into individual folders one by one. I have created a custom column called "Done", with two values: "Done", and ...
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Migration from SP2010 to SP2013 bug: custom site columns mess up

I am migrating a site collection from SP2010 to SP2013 using content database attachment method. After attached and running the site in SP2010 mode it is working fine. However, after creata a ...
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Does GetListItems not work with content types?

I have been trying to use GetListItems using jquery and SOAP to fetch data from a list. The list does not have an 'item' content type but is using two other site content types (both inherited from ...
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Changing Field Type of a column

Is it possible to change Field Type of a column from TaxonomyField to Single Line of Text? It is a SharePoint online solution.
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Where can I find documentation for the Existing Site Columns available in Sharepoint 2010?

The content in my team's Sharepoint 2010 site collection has reached that critical mass where we need an enforceable method of organization and life cycle management. I read in several blogs that ...
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site columns not showing up in the custom page layout

I created a custom page layout in which I attached a content type which contains 3 fields (site columns). I deployed the solution in my dev environment and it works fine. I can see the fields, but ...
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Editing Site Content Column Type - saving column with same name creates problems

I have a Site Column called Department Chair that is used in a Site Content Type called Grant Application. In turn, that Site Content Type is used in a library called Applications. Initially, I set ...
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Columns not added to the sharepoint deployed list

I used vs2013 to create a list with name "Committees" and added columns to it within visual studio environment and added both to the same feature, after deployment and deactivate the feature and ...
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How to delete a corrupted Site Column

How many of you have encountered this error? Field type {field name} is not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete this field. according to most of the documentation out there, ...